Thursday 7 December 2017

Art is anything you can get away with.

Hello everyone,

Today I have a tiny little book to show you. I made this for VivaLasVegaStamps! but that was not exactly planned that way.

Sometimes I just fancy doing something different and one day I made a little booklet from one sheet of 12' x 12' paper. It was lying on my desk when I  thought to cover the outside of it in fabric and next to add gesso to the cover and the pages too. Before I knew it I had stencilled, stamped and doodled on the pages and this little book was born ! I love it and will make more !

Here is the outside. If you want to make one of these books; there are lots of tutorials on the internet and youtube. Just look for 'book from one sheet of 12 x 12 paper'. 

There are 8 double spread mini art journals in this book and here are the photos. 

Spread no. 1
I used an UmWow Studio stencil and Distress Oxides for this. 

Spread 2. Stencil used is by UmWow Studio and I used Distress Oxide Ink.

Spread 3. Stencil by UmWow Studio, used with Distress Oxide Ink.

Spread 4. Stencil by UmWow Studio, used with Distress Oxide Ink. 

Spread 5. Stencil by PaperArtsy used with Distress Oxide ink.

Spread 6. Stencil by UmWow Studio, used with Distress Oxide Ink.

Spread 7. Stencil by UmWow Studio, used with Distress Oxide Ink. 

Spread 9. Stencil by UmWow Studio, used with Distress Oxide Ink. 

Another view of the book. 

And the back. 

I have used a lot of stamps for this book. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


  1. Wow! What a gorgeous book! Love it! I also like the stamps you used. "Art is anything you can get away with"❤❤❤ Must look them up.

  2. I love this Corrie, gorgeous. I love little books. Hugs. Tracy x

  3. What an adorable little book, I love it! Love those stamps

  4. Just amazing, Corrie! Of course, my absolute favorite is ALL WHO WANDER ARE NOT LOST! It's been a long while since I have created just for the fun of it. Time to do that again. Thanks for inspiring me! Mwah!

  5. Love this little book Corrie it’s a great make
    Amanda x

  6. Wat een mooi boekje , helemaal in jou eigen herkenbare stijl!!!

    Fijn weekend

  7. What a fabulous little book - must search out this technique. It must be in the air now, as I did had some friends in to play with mini accordion books, and that was a ton of fun too.

  8. Gorgeous book Corrie Love these little books I made lots of them with photos when my grandson was little. I am just in the process of making one from paper bags not sure it will get finished this side of Christmas though. Thanks for sharing, love your use of stencils and stamps.

  9. What a fantastic artsy little book, Corrie - I love the rough and ready gesso'd pages and fabulous stamping and doodling on every page. The fabric cover is just lovely. Do come and play along with us at Mini Album Makers if you'd like to.
    Alison x

    1. Yay - thanks so much for playing along at Mini Album Makers.
      Alison x

  10. I don't even have words for my love for this journal/album! I am crazy over your loose artsy style, the layering of gesso & DOX over kraft and the fantastic combinations of stamped imagery with quotes/sentiments. This is incredible and I'm so pleased that you shared with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

  11. I just love the fabric cover and all the quirky pages, the quotes are excellent! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Mini Album Makers! Anne x

  12. I really like your "shabby" cover! This is so special and fun. I am sure it was a blast to make! Thanks for joining us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!

  13. A wonderful and fun little book.

  14. What a wonderful book of quotes! LOVE the cover quote and the way you designed each page is just perfect. The canvas pages are beautifully painted and stamped. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.